Introduction: Rhynchophorus ferrugineus ( Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) or commonly known as red palm weevil (RPW) is destrictive insect pest of wide range of palm trees.During August 2010, arborists removed a large dying Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis) from a residence in the city of Laguna Beach, Orange County, California and […]

Thrips are a major problem in greenhouse horticulture. They can easily overwinter and assault crops early in the season. The eggs of thrips are kidney-shaped and are laid in leaves, flower petals and in the soft parts of stalks. Before a female deposits an egg, she first makes an opening […]


10 Homemade Organic Pesticides Ever wonder what farmers did hundreds of years ago to fight off crop pests? Long before the invention of harmful chemical pesticides (yes, the kind that is linked to cancerous cellular activity), farmers and householders came up with multiple remedies for removing insect infestations from their […]

Pests and Disease Aphids: These are small brown colored insects. They suck the sap from the leaves and branches and cause great damage to trees and reduction of yield. Aphid attack is severe during Feb and April. Use Dizenon 40% or Eldrine 20%, 1 kg in 450 litres of water. Insecticides […]

Plant protection strategy and activities have significant importance in the overall crop production programmes for sustainable agriculture. Variation of Bt gene expression in different cultivars over time and efficacy to bollworms are the main concern now a days, studies undertaken on Earias spp proved the concerned. Similarly the efficacy of […]

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